Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Little To Close To Home...

I am sure many of you have watched the show Biggest Loser. Well this season it has hit way to close to home. After 2 years of trying to get pregnant. Two contestants this year told everyone that they were wanting to lose weight now more than ever because one just wants to have children like we do, and the other one has had multiple miscarriages due to her weight. Well last Tuesday while Olivia was crying and asking them to keep her. I had a break through! THIS WOMAN IS ME... Call it what you want. But I went to read her bio and she too has PCOS, diet and exercise were her problem. I so connect with her and she is SO strong. And right then and there I was determined I too would break this cycle and lose weight so I too could finally get the baby I long for so desperately!

Which brings me to our Healthy School Team and the Shelby County Schools
BIGGEST LOSER Contest... SCS style

Well Monday was a scary day! I signed up to be on my school's biggest loser team. So we had our first weigh in. I know that you are supposed to weigh heavy the first time so that it looks good for the first weigh in... Well I weighed heavy alright. It was a moment of pure disappointment, in me, in my husband, my family...
BEFORE!!!! 100 lbs lighter and H O T T!!! No wonder he wanted to date me :) lol
Me on Monday stepping onto the scale :(

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE say "MORGAN DROP THE CHALUPA!!!" No really, I just can believe the morbid transformation that has occurred in the past 4 years. Yep you read that right 4 years. I have gained 100 lbs since the fall that I met my hunka burning love... I mean I know that love makes you do crazy things, but JEEZE there has to be a stop to it!

100 lbs... let me paint you a little picture...

100 lb bag of coffee
100 lb. pumpkin

100 lb. dog

100 lb. weights
100 lb. model

Oh and our healthy school plan leader stated that she weighed 105.. so I could almost put a picture of her on here too! OMG Its amazing I can get out of bed in the morning. My heart is probably saying " I think I can... but, put down the food, I think I can... get off your rear end... I sure hope I can keep this woman alive!"

I have really been on the straight and narrow this week though. I bought into this and am going to do my darnedest to be THE BIGGEST LOSER at my school!!! I mean really I have have no choice I am the largest person on the team. I haven't eaten sweets minus a few star burst all week. I have eaten salads most of the week for lunches, with either chicken or turkey meat on them. I have even eaten breakfast every morning. Next week I am adding in walking with my bestie at Shelby Farms. Once school is out I can go into full force with workout and be the food Nazi... NO FAT FO YOU!!!

There are only 3 weigh ins and it is mostly on your own, but I CAN and WILL do this! I have until October and I know that I will be successful! I will update often because I know that this is going to be a hard road, and I will need to vent and share my successes.

I guess that is all for now... gonna go drink some more water before bed.


  1. Sounds like a great start Morgan, I will be rooting and praying for your success to win the contest and to win back your fertility :)

    I go to prenatal yoga every Saturday and there is a woman who comes who is not pregnant, but goes because prenatal yoga helps with your fertility, I would love for you to join me :)


  2. Thanks girls for the encouraging words! I am bound and determined!!! Allison I would LOVE to come try it out once I get a little weight off. I took a yoga class once... but felt like an elephant, a very stiff elephant. lol

  3. So proud of you, Morgan! I know what a battle this is because I fight it every day myself and I can't think of any better motivation. I will be praying for you and I love you!